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Elefanten civil defence bunker

TweetElefanten (“The Elephant”) is the code name for the main civil defence bunker, which used to serve Stockholm and Sollentuna region, a unique time capsule from the cold war era. It was built to protect against a strike with conventional, … Continue reading

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Norra länken tunnels

Tweet Norra Länken is a motorway tunnel between Karlberg and Ropsten area in Stockholm. The major part of the tunnel between Norrtull and Ropsten is still under construction, planned to be opened by the year 2015. Fortunately, someone left a … Continue reading

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The last shipyard in Stockholm

Beckholmen (Pitch island) in the middle of Stockholm is the last trace of the city’s once booming shipping industry. The small island used to be home to numerous tar boileries – one of Sweden’s primary export goods until 19th century, … Continue reading

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Christiania

“Christiania? It’s not what it used to be. You should go explore Nyhavn instead, they’ve got great beer there. Or take some photos of the Little Mermaid – most people seem to like it. Christiania is different now, and anyways, … Continue reading

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Climbing to the top of Victoria Tower

Scandic Victoria Tower is a new high rise building in Stockholm area. The T-shaped tower is used as a hotel, which makes it the highest one in Scandinavia. It was built in Kista, the Silicone Valley of Sweden just outside … Continue reading

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Eriksdal tunnel

1930:s were turbulent times. It was the decade of The Great Depression; Nazism was on the rise, mass executions initiated by Stalin were taking place in Soviet Union and Gandhi embarked on his second public fast. Sweden was hit hard … Continue reading

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Osmussaar, part 2

Osmussaar was one of the key islands providing artillery cover for the Gulf of Finland. Its main purpose was to keep enemy ships out of the gulf, thus preventing them from approaching the city of Leningrad (modern St Petersburg) during … Continue reading

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Osmussaar, part 1

TweetThis place has a complicated history which calls for the introduction below – but you may skip straight to the photos. The small island of Osmussaar (modern Estonia) was once practically in the middle of the Swedish empire. Swedes called … Continue reading

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